After the Storm: Making way for change after abuse
Being in an abusive relationship or experiencing challenging life events can cause ongoing stress and trauma. After the crisis has passed we may be left with emotional scars that may not be obvious but can make life a lot harder to manage. Some of those scars might be:
- Depression and/or anxiety
- Drug and alcohol abuse
- Feelings of grief
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (experiencing flashbacks etc...)
We can be left with feelings of isolation, feeling scared or worried all the time, finding it hard to concentrate or keep to a routine, not being able to sleep, feeling angry but not understanding why, phasing out at certain times or being triggered by stories or words into a sense of panic.
All of these feelings affect our everyday lives as well as the relationships with ourselves, our children and the people around us. The programme will help you learn more about the impact of abuse and trauma on how you feel and function and you will be offered some strategies for coping and managing your life well.